Asian Studies Staff

Asian Studies Center

Joseph S. Alter
Director
3302 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7508
jsalter@pitt.edu
James A. Cook
Associate Director
4112 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7372
jacook@pitt.edu
Michele Heryford
Director, Confucius Institute
4113 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7417
ferrier@pitt.edu
Contact Michele if you have questions about the Confucius Institute.
Patrick Hughes
Assistant Director, National Coordinating Site for the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
4132 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7737
hughespw@pitt.edu
Rachel Jacobson
Administrative Assistant
4111 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7370
rej16@pitt.edu
Contact Rachel if you received a grant or scholarship from the Asian Studies Center and need help disbursing it; if you would like help publicizing an Asia-related event; or if you aren't sure which staff member to contact.
Brenda Jordan
  • Director, National Coordinating Site for the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
  • Japan Studies Coordinator
4134 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7763
jordanb@pitt.edu
Contact Brenda if you are interested in Japan studies, Japan internships, or K-12 teacher training.
Lynn Kawaratani
Program Coordinator
4108 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-383-3062
lyk12@pitt.edu
Contact Lynn if you have questions about events or outreach programs.
Karen Morris
Financial Administrator
4411 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7369
kjm114@pitt.edu
Contact Karen if you have questions about processing a financial award or reimbursement you've received through the Asian Studies Center.
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Assistant Director for Academic Affairs
4109 Posvar Hall
412-648-7371
eer31@pitt.edu
Haixia Wang
Program Coordinator, Confucius Institute
4135 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-1954
haw27@pitt.edu
Diana Wood
4132 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7411
dmwood@pitt.edu